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Hobart Parish Newsletter – St Joseph’s Church

Third Sunday of Advent, Year C, 11-12 December, 2021 (ed.2)
Second Sunday of Advent, Year C, 04-05 December, 2021
First Sunday of Advent, Year C, 27-28 November, 2021 (ed.2)
Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, Year B, 20-21 November, 2021 (ed.2)

Other News

(7th December, 2021)

JOSEPH’S RAFFLE was drawn on Sunday 5th December. A special thank you to all those who contributed to the Raffle Prize list, and to those who sold raffle tickets. The response was beyond our expectations.  Final figures will be in next weekend’s newsletter. 

Prize

RAFFLE RESULTS: 2021

Ticket No.

Winner

1st

Three Gift Vouchers

1409

E New-Coleman

2nd

Framed Photo – Mount Ossa

0414

Melita Chen

3rd

Gift Voucher – Hill Street Grocer

1883

Karen Gartlan

4th

Gift Voucher – Tastex Knitwear

0467

P McKay

5th

Twiwi Island Bird Carvings

1778

S Free

6th

Pennicott Wilderness Cruise

0843

D Lanham

7th

Piemaker & Stick Blender

1481

N Vanett

8th

Woolworths Voucher

0763

K Skratvlja

9th

Windrush Wine

1993

Turner Family

10th

Oysters & Sauces

1986

Leeanne Grainger

11th

Hand Woven Blanket

0127

V Lester

12th

Shamrock Hotel Voucher

1693

Sr Tess Ransom

13th

Gift Voucher – Chandler’s Nursery

0955

Phil Sherston

 


(15th November 2021)

CONGRATULATIONS TO Fr. GERALD QUINN & Sr. JILL DANCE

The inaugural Guilford Young Awards were recently announced by Archbishop Porteus. These awards are to honour  those who have given outstanding service to the Church and people of Tasmania.

We congratulate Fr. Gerald Quinn, and Sr. Jill Dance, sister of Fr. Kevin Dance, on being among the first to be so honoured in the Archdiocese.  

Fr. Gerald’s committed, unceasing  ministry of pastoral care at the Royal Hobart Hospital, to so many in need, to interfaith and ecumenical shared ministry – and his endless cheerfulness – is well known to us.  Sr. Jill has a lifetime of service to the church and people of Tasmania in education, spirituality, social justice, leadership. 

Both Sr. Jill and Fr. Gerald are the first to admit that this award goes as much to her and our congregations. It is a source of joy and pride for we Passionists and the Josephite Sisters that our brother and sister have been so acknowledged.


(9th November 2021)

CHRISTMAS HAMPERS 2021:  Our hampers this year will provide some on-going support for refugee families and individuals who are struggling to provide food for their table during this Christmas Season.  The Christmas Hamper appeal is organised by our Parish Refugee Outreach Group. 

There will be a leaving collection on Sunday 21st November to help with the hamper preparation.   As occurred last year, because of the COVID-19 pandemic impact on our parish routine and financial situation, it has again been decided to provide just the FOOD hamper which could include, say, a bright, coloured table cloth and or table centre piece, serviette rings, etc. 

The Christmas Hamper List is now on the notice board at the rear of the church.  As in previous years families, or groups of parishioners are asked to take one of the tickets and make up a Christmas hamper for that nominated family or individual.  We recognise that creating a hamper can be a costly exercise so it is suggested that several parishioners may group together and contribute to the hamper.  This is part of our parish sharing Christmas with others.  Completed hampers should be brought to the Parish Office or the church by 12 Noon on Sunday 12th December.  If you are unable to meet this deadline, would you please ring the Parish Office on 62 344 866, advising the Hamper number and likely delivery time.


(25th October 2021)

Feast of St Paul of the Cross & 300th Jubilee Celebrations, Saturday 23rd October

Our St Joseph’s Community in Hobart celebrated the feast of St Paul of the Cross  with a mass in St Joseph’s Church and morning tea in the next-door Legacy Hall. The community took the occasion to also celebrate the 300th Jubilee.

Below Frs Gerald, Peter and Justin cut the Jubilee Cake


(27th June 2021)

Profession of Fr Justin Durai Raj, 27th June 2021

Holy Spirit Province Newsletter
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Profession Ceremony (video highlights – 6 min)
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